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What is the smum32.dll component needed for?

Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.

The smum32.dll process is also known as smum32.dll and is a part of Spyware Doctor or, as the case may be, PC Tools Internet Security (Version 2009). This software is produced by PC Tools (www.pctools.com). An obsolete or defective version of smum32.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about smum32.dll smum32.dll

smum32.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Smum32.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 148,944 bytes (44% of all these files), 155,184 bytes as well as 7 other variants.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. Smum32.dll possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The smum32 file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). There is no concrete documentation available for this service. The smum32 file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 57% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves smum32.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about smum32?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall Spyware Doctor or PC Tools Internet Security

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To remove smum32.dll from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Spyware Doctor or PC Tools Internet Security in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if smum32.dll (smum32.dll) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of smum32.dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for smum32.dll or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or smum32.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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